Celtic Connections 2011 Annual Piping Concert

The Celtic Connections Annual Piping Concert will take place Saturday 15th January at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. It will feature The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and the Fife Constabulary Pipe Band In association with Piping Live!

Since forming in 2002, the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBS) has swiftly become a fertile proving-ground for the best of our burgeoning bagpipe and drum-corps talent.

Eschewing the competition circuit, it seeks to embody the power, excitement and utmost technical quality of pipe-band music within a contemporary performance context. Spanning the 10-25 age range, the NYPBS now comprises both Senior and Development bands. Repertoire is selected and arranged by members themselves, including many of their own compositions alongside traditional classics, with the line-up often augmented by electric guitar, keyboards bass, fiddle and drum kit.

Their most recent production The Dragon’s Lair, a thrilling musical extravaganza premiered in November 2009, thoroughly fulfils their aim of appealing to piping and non-piping audiences alike. In a special performance for Celtic Connections, the NYPBS will introduce special guests from the piping world as part of their show.
Today they will also play alongside the Fife Constabulary Pipe Band who will play under the leadership of Pipe Major James Murray.

Sat 15 January, 12:30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Celtic Connections tickets are available at:

Online www.celticconnections.com
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Author: World Music Central News Department

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